[tz] Time-related film

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Nov 6 22:32:19 UTC 2017

This is a bit vague, but I've suddenly remembered a film I saw on TV back
in the 1970s that's time-related. Unfortunately I can't recall the title
nor can I find it on IMDB, but perhaps someone here can.

The premise is a man travelling on a ship from Europe to America. Most of
the time he's either unlucky, ignored by the girl, looked down on by his
fellow passengers, and so on. But, each night, the ship's clocks are
stopped [1] for an hour at midnight to adjust ship's time to the local
timezone which, of course, is falling behind bit by bit. During that hour
he's incredibly lucky: he wins lots at the ship's casino, the girl falls
for him, and so on. But as soon as the clocks restart the luck deserts him

That's all I can remember, but perhaps it might jog some memories.

[1] I can distinctly remember that the analogue clocks had a lit face. As
they reach midnight the second hand stops and the light goes out. An hour
later the light comes back on and the second hand starts moving again.

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